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The Single Biggest Reason Why Entrepreneurs Fail

The Single Biggest Reason Why Entrepreneurs Fail

One may think this post should be in the business section, but I had to be honest and make it personal. For running a startup grassroots nonprofit for 10+ years, the work is no joke. My journey has been good and bad, but if I’m honest with myself and you, it has also been painful.

Knowing that my community center isn’t built and running by now wasn’t in my plans. Dream Big‘s sign was supposed to be high in the sky. Schools were supposed to be dropping off droves of kids at my facility accessing state of the art technology, education, and resources. Community meetings were supposed to be overflowing our conference rooms. Nonprofit and faith-based groups would be on a waiting list to lease our incubator space. Our building was to be a safe place for kids that felt out of place like myself when I was in high school.

Somehow there is a missing component, a missing link, or a missing translation that does not properly get executed or decoded– and that’s where Dream Big comes in. Our programs are designed to teach the youth how to dream their ambitions, build their dreams, and live their passions.

Part of Dream Big’s Mission Statement and Purpose

Don’t Give Up

This TED Talk is really powerful one for me because it emphasizes one key thing. If you haven’t already picked it up, don’t worry. I won’t spoil it for you (lol!). Even though my designed milestones are lagging, I’m not giving up. The race is still going and I’m not stopping.

And that’s life. As Mr. Gross talks about the most important ingredient to his success, take the time to find out your key ingredient. More importantly, don’t give up.

DISCLAIMER: These are my thoughts and views on business, and is not affiliated in any way with Clark College.

I write this because my business is personal because this service is for the advancement of all humanity. My failures and successes are for your gain. No strings attached.

Nathan A. Webster, MBA


I was born, raised and currently residing in Vancouver, WA. Grateful to have an entrepreneurial life that allows me to use my God-given talents to help others pursue their passion. I'm blessed to be educated (MBA-Operations) veteran (US Marine Corps) who enjoys the community with all my family members (blood and adopted).

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